Gigi Gryce

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by Gigi Gryce

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28 November 1925, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 17 March 1983, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Alto saxophonist Gryce studied composition at Boston Conservatory and in Paris (with classicist Arthur Honegger) but then turned to jazz with spells in various bands, including that led by Tadd Dameron. In 1953 he was a member of the remarkable band with which Lionel Hampton toured Europe and which featured many other fine young musicians, notably Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Quincy Jones and Alan Dawson.... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
bebop
hard bop
alto sax
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